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How to Quickly Even Out Rough Skin Texture and Pores

In this tutorial I'll show you a quick and unique approach to fixing rough skin texture and pores while retaining the desirable skin texture that keeps the image looking natural and professional. There are a few steps involved in this process so I've created an action for you that keeps things simple and intuitive. The action can be downloaded here. We'll be taking[...]

How to Easily Correct Colors and Match Tones in Photoshop

In this tutorial I'll show you a unique approach to correcting mismatched colors quickly and intuitively. Unlike some of the other tools available to you such as curves, selective color or hue/saturation, this approach requires very little guesswork and is largely automated thanks to the corresponding action provided here. Big thanks to my buddy Brock McFadzean for he[...]

How To Enhance Texture and Detail with Intelligent High Pass Sharpening

In this tutorial I'll show you a unique approach to high pass sharpening that will help to bring out details like skin texture and other fine elements for portrait, architecture or landscape images. The benefit of this approach is that it prevents the harsh transitions and fringing in high-contrast areas often seen in the traditional high pass approach. In the vide[...]

How to Save and Sharpen Photos for Social Media and the Web

In this video tutorial I'll be covering a topic that I get asked about often: how do I output my images to make them look good on the web and on social media sites like Facebook, Google+, 500px, etc. We'll be going over two examples, one portrait and one architecture image and cover a number of topics including: Metadata Optimal resolution Sharpening to pre[...]

The Best of 2013

With the year drawing to a close it's time once again to reflect on the year and pick some of my favourite photos that I shot in 2013. With a mix of landscape, architecture and portraiture, these are listed here in no particular order as I would be hard pressed to rank them given the variety of genres. 1. Breaking Through My 2013 list would be incomplete if I didn't[...]